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sustainable travel benefits

We are supporting organisations across the region to promote active and sustainable travel amongst employees and visitors. Our support and free incentives can help increase the use of sustainable modes of transport and generate a range of benefits.

All our support is tailored to your needs, is flexible and free. Find specific offers below or contact your local Business Engagement Officer for more details or to arrange a meeting.

Find out more about:

Grant funding

1. Sustainable travel
We offer North Somerset-based businesses, schools and community buildings funding of max. £3,000 for new facilities and initiatives. The organisation is expected to match fund any proposed scheme. This can be 50% of the total value or can be partly or wholly in kind (e.g. installation or promotional events).

Examples of initiatives: 

  • Cycle parking, secure cycle storage
  • Showers, drying, changing facilities and lockers for walker, runners and cyclists
  • Display boards for travel information, timetable holders
  • Car park modifications, e.g. car share bays, pool car bays, signage, permits
  • Purchase of pool bikes (for lunchtime rides or meetings)
  • Motorcycle parking and signing
  • Improving access to the site (paths, light, signage) for cyclists and pedestrians

The window for sustainable travel grant applications is now closed. If you missed the latest deadline and would like to apply for a grant in the financial year 2018/19, please get in touch to discuss your ideas. Email sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk or call 01934 426404.

2. Electric vehicles

Go Ultra Low West employer grants provide financial support to organisations for the provision of electric charging facilities at employment sites. These typically include installation of charging units and provision of charging equipment for fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Go Ultra Low West grants at a glance: 

  • Organisations are expected to match-fund the proposed scheme and grants should fund no more than 50% of the total cost of the works
  • A maximum of £25,000 can be awarded
  • 3 quotes are required for amounts claimed in excess of £2,500
  • Grants are offered subject to standard T&Cs
  • Applications must meet the General Requirements and will be assessed on merit

How to apply:

Contact sara.sloman@n-somerset.gov.uk to discuss your project and to request an application form and T&Cs.

Free electric pool bike

Get an electric bike for your staff to cycle at lunch time or to meetings. The loan is for 6 months and completely free of charge. The electric bike comes with all accessories and maintenance arranged by us.

Other free offers and incentives

  • Advice and support with your business travel plan
  • Annual Travel to Work Survey to help analyse travel patterns
  • Journey sharing platform tailored to your business
  • The Travel Roadshow team visits your workplace to promote green travel
  • Dr Bike mechanics and Smoothie Bike events
  • Cycling schemes for staff, e.g. FREE loan bikes and adult cycle training
  • Personal Travel Planning for individual members of staff

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